“There will be no excuse if the accusation is plagiarism,” the newspaper is quoted as saying.
The Sankei Shimbun’s Jan. 27 sports news article “purported to cite a sports news website in Italy,” the Japan Times reported “However, it was later found that part of the article was based on the Japanese translation of Italian articles by a Japanese blogger.”
So, the newspaper lifted work done by a Japanese blogger and didn’t credit the blogger but instead cited an Italian site.
The blogger soon complained to the newspaper, which unpublished the article, gave a “pay cut” to the writer and “reprimanded two of his supervisors,” the Japan Times reported.
iMediaEthics has written to the Sankei Shimbun for more information.
Hat Tip: Jeffrey Seglin